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'''Philip Kindred Dick''' (December 16, 1928March 2, 1982) was an American people|American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopoly|monopolistic corporations, Authoritarianism|authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and Transcendence (philosophy)|transcendental experiences in novels such as ''A Scanner Darkly'' and ''VALIS''. Later in life, he wrote non-fiction on philosophy, theology, the nature of reality and science; this material was published...
Birth namePhilip Kindred Dick
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Birth date{{Birth date|1928|12|16|mf=y}}
Birth placeChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|1982|3|2|1928|12|16|mf=y}}
Death placeSanta Ana, California|Santa Ana, California, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher
NationalityAmerican
Period1952–1982
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